What happened to: Koketso Mmotong


Forgotten former footballer Koketso Mmotong has opened up about failing to fulfil his promise at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former winger was one of those PSL players who could not reach their full potential and now explains why he had to end his career even though he was still willing to play in the top-flight.

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Mmotong signed for Sundowns in 2008 and spent two-and-a-half years at the club before being loaned to Moroka Swallows, but was never able to reach the heights expected. 

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"I retired my brother [in 2013] but I didn't want to, I was forced to end my career," Mmotong tells KickOff.com.

"There were no opportunities left for me. Teams couldn't sign me and I don't know why because I thought I did well at Swallows after I left Sundowns."

Mmotong, now 40, was one of the most exciting players in the early 2000s and a key figure for giant-killers Silver Stars, who were coached by Owen Da Gama.

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Da Gama's team had the likes of Surprise Moriri, Katlego Mashego, Daniel Tshabalala and Simba Marumo.

"It was tough coming from Silver Stars as a key player to move to Sundowns and not doing well," he says.

"But I don't have any regrets. Sundowns is still my best team and I'm honoured to have represented them even though I didn't contribute as much as I wanted to."

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